In memory of
Jacqueline Carol "Jackie" deBord
Jacqueline Carol "Jackie" deBord was born to James and Helen (Pedersen) Conrad on January 22, 1934, in Port Angeles, the middle child of three girls. She graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1952. She met the love of her life, King, while working at Birney's. He was a city bus driver and would come in after work to have coffee and pie. They were married June 6, 1952, in Chouteau, Montana. They had traveled to Great Falls because King's grandfather's health was failing. He died on the same day as they were married. They didn't want the marriage announced in the same paper as the obituary, so they drove to the next county to be married by a justice of the peace. Jackie worked in banking for many years, eventually becoming a branch manager at First National Bank in Port Angeles before retiring in the mid-'70s. King and Jackie were avid travelers, first by boat and then by motor home. Together, they visited all 48 lower states and most provinces, eventually selling their home and living in their motor home full time. They were life members of Family Motor Coach Association. For the past 30 years, King and Jackie have been snowbirds, spending the winter months in Yuma, Arizona. In recent years, King has suffered from Alzheimer's disease. They continued to travel south, but by plane rather than motor home. Jackie tirelessly cared for King, refusing to place him in a care facility. By the winter of 2015-16, it was no longer possible to travel south due to King's health. They purchased a home in Port Angeles to be close to family. Jackie was a life member of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles. She enjoyed being active in many of their community projects, including the Elegant Gourmet and Pink Up Port Angeles. Jackie fought and beat lymphoma twice and suffered from congestive heart failure. On September 3, she succumbed to her congestive heart failure. Jackie died peacefully in her home. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Barbara Miller. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, King deBord; son Jim (Linda) deBord; daughters Tracey (Bruce) Warner and Debbie (Troy) Riley; sister Marilyn (George) Bernert; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive, Port Angeles. Donations may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362; or Pink Up Port Angeles/Operation Uplift ( www.operationuplift.org/Donations.html ).
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